Louisiana congressman: Remove Reid as majority leader to pass Keystone in Senate
June 28th, 2014
05:49 PM ET
3 months ago

Louisiana congressman: Remove Reid as majority leader to pass Keystone in Senate

(CNN) – Rep. Bill Cassidy has one solution for moving legislation on the Keystone XL Pipeline through the Senate: Remove its top obstructionist.

“We must stop Harry Reid and the senators who support him from blocking the Keystone XL pipeline – blocking the jobs, the opportunity that it creates,” Cassidy said in a weekly GOP address. “It’s time to retire Harry Reid as the leader of the Senate.”
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Physician senator to Obama:  VA needs great manager at the helm
June 14th, 2014
02:05 PM ET
3 months ago

Physician senator to Obama: VA needs great manager at the helm

Sen. Tom Coburn, a physician and three-time cancer survivor, says he knows firsthand “how frustrating the wait to see a doctor can be.”

That’s why, the Republican from Oklahoma says, President Barack Obama should nominate a new Veterans Affairs secretary with the “management skills, leadership ability and determination” to fix the problems at the scandal-plagued department.
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Rubio: Obama must enforce tougher sanctions on Russia
May 3rd, 2014
01:34 PM ET
5 months ago

Rubio: Obama must enforce tougher sanctions on Russia

(CNN) - Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, slammed President Obama for not taking strong enough action against Russian President Vladimir Putin’s annexation of Crimea, arguing that the president is setting a precedent that regional powers can hold vulnerable countries hostage to achieve their economic goals.

“We must never allow any nation or terror group to hold any region of the world hostage to their demands,” Rubio said in a weekly GOP address. “We should never have to ask a regional power for permission in order to conduct commerce with any nation. And we should always stand on the side of the vulnerable and the oppressed.”

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GOP as the "iPhone party"
April 19th, 2014
11:43 AM ET
5 months ago

GOP as the "iPhone party"

(CNN) - "Imagine your government as your iPhone."

That was the message from Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee, in the GOP's weekly address Saturday.

In a call for free markets and open platforms, Alexander argued that government should be more like Apple, Inc. - working to give private citizens the means "to create a happier, safer, more prosperous life."

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Filed under: GOP weekly address • Lamar Alexander
GOP pushes for accountability bill in VA reform in weekly address
March 29th, 2014
06:00 AM ET
6 months ago

GOP pushes for accountability bill in VA reform in weekly address

(CNN) - Republicans in their weekly address Saturday slammed the Department of Veterans Affairs for keeping soldiers waiting for their disability checks.

In calling for support of the VA Management Accountability Act, Rep. Jackie Walorski associated crippling bureaucracy in the agency to preventable deaths of patients waiting for their paper work to go through.

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Filed under: GOP weekly address • Veterans • Veterans Affairs
Weekly addresses: GOP, Obama offer different views on moving forward
March 8th, 2014
05:42 PM ET
7 months ago

Weekly addresses: GOP, Obama offer different views on moving forward

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama and Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, agree on at least one thing: The economic status quo is not working.

But in their weekly addresses, the President and the freshman senator presented very different ideas on how to fix the problem - and what is causing it in the first place.

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GOP: 'Another broken promise' on healthcare
March 1st, 2014
10:46 AM ET
7 months ago

GOP: 'Another broken promise' on healthcare

Washington (CNN) - Republicans continued assaulting President Barack Obama's administration over the implementation of the Affordable Care Act on Saturday, accusing the President of breaking his word and violating the trust of the America people.

In the weekly GOP address, Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Missouri, cited a "quietly-released report" from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that claimed 11 million people would face higher premiums because of the healthcare law. The St. Louis lawmaker said this revelation is the latest piece of evidence that the Obama administration misled the public on how the President's signature piece of legislation would impact American families.

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Filed under: Ann Wagner • GOP weekly address • Health care • Healthcare • Obamacare
GOP again highlights Obamacare in weekly address
February 22nd, 2014
11:06 AM ET
7 months ago

GOP again highlights Obamacare in weekly address

Washington (CNN) - If there were any doubts left that running against Obamacare is the GOP's strategy in 2014, the President's signature healthcare law was again the message of the GOP's weekly address.

In a message released Saturday, Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, slammed the administration for "the sad reality of Obamacare: lose your insurance, lose your doctor, lose your job."

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Florida congressman calls Obamacare 'a breach of faith' for seniors
February 15th, 2014
02:37 PM ET
7 months ago

Florida congressman calls Obamacare 'a breach of faith' for seniors

Washington (CNN) - Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Florida, slammed President Obama for not doing his part to help lower health care costs for older Americans, calling his health care promises a "breach of faith" for seniors.

"Across the country, millions of seniors are now paying more money for fewer choices, less access and far less peace of mind," Rooney said. "This goes well beyond a glitch or a pocketbook issue. This is a breach of faith."
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Burr slams VA over lapse in disability compensation
February 8th, 2014
01:07 PM ET
7 months ago

Burr slams VA over lapse in disability compensation

Washington (CNN) - Sen. Richard Burr, R-North Carolina, hammered the Department of Veterans Affairs for keeping soldiers waiting for their disability checks.

In Saturday's Republican weekly address, the ranking Republican on the Senate Veteran's Affairs Committee scolded the VA for failing to deliver on its promise to address the backlog of disability claims. Burr called the department's inaction a "national embarrassment."

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Filed under: GOP weekly address • Richard Burr • Veterans • Veterans Affairs
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